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Course: Bachelor of Design- Interior and Spatial Design (Honours)

I was drawn to the pairing of practical and theoretical components of Interior and Spatial Design. The course is the only one of its kind in Australia, and the inclusion of Spatial Design was really exciting to me with its links to architecture, art and performance. I knew that there were a broad range of industries that I could pursue after I graduated.

I have worked on a broad range of projects ranging from art installations to large scale master planning projects. In 2013 I was fortunate to have an installation in Vivid Sydney. This was my first real life experience working for a client and being given money to produce a creative outcome. The pressure was immense, as was the reward once the work finally came together. I have also had some experience working in industry.

I was lucky enough to have an internship in Copenhagen at the start of this year working for Henning Larsen Architects. All the practical skills I had learnt in my degree prepared me for the experience and coming from such a unique perspective of interior and spatial design made me feel valued. The best part of the practical experience was working on something that is real. Working for a client or a practise allows you to nurture your creative talent and rise to the challenges of more practical constraints.

The best part of my course/study has been the people that I have met. Friends and mentors have served as a constant source of inspiration. Within my degree I have been fortunate enough to be surrounded by people that have nurtured and encouraged me. I have also had amazing opportunities and experiences through the different design studios I have participated in, participating in a range of exhibitions and installations and travelling to Germany and Italy on Global Studios.
If someone asked me what it was like to study at UTS I would say it was one of the best decisions I have made. I have truly enjoyed my time here; all the people that I have met and experiences I have had will stay with me forever. While I am ready to graduate, I can’t deny there will a bitter sweet feeling when I say goodbye.


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